Did four-year-old Ted Martin become the youngest ever ‘Green Warrior’ when thanking the audience at the ‘Making Dublin Greener’ awards in the Mansion House last Thursday?
The young Dub accompanied his grandad Mick McGovern, CEO of the Dublin Gazette, to the event. Mick and the newspaper General Manager, Liz Ferris, had come up with and supported the idea of putting climate change on the capital’s news agenda.
Since being inaugurated last year, the newspaper has written over 200 stories on the importance of taking care of the planet – which is the equivalent of 80 pages in that time.
The reaction by politicians and governmental agencies on the day involved in this area was both positive and supportive last week but Ted’s address brought the house down at the end of the ceremonial part of the occasion.
“Thanks everyone for coming today and remember… the future is green,” he said into the microphone from the cradle of his grandad’s arms.
From the mouth of babes…
Featured image: Making Dublin Greener Awards at The Mansion House. Mick McGovern MD Dublin Gazette with Grandson Ted Martin giving a special message.
Pictures Alison O’Hanlon
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